5 security solutions to easily protect your e-commerce website

Learn how to deploy on your e-commerce platform the same security measures used by the largest retailers, without the need to modify applications or impact business continuity.

Rafael Rigues - Technical Researcher
5 security solutions to easily protect your e-commerce website

According to Statista1, global revenues from e-commerce reached US$ 3.32 trillion in 2022, and it is projected to grow at an annual rate of 11.16%, reaching up to US$ 5.56 trillion in 2027.

Obviously, this makes this market a preferred target for cybercriminals. The number of security threats to e-commerce keeps growing: a market report2 points that, worldwide, the number of manually initiated attacks against online properties in this segment grew by 29% in the past year, and the number of automated attacks using “bots” skyrocketed, increasing by 195%. 

With a sequence of high-volume shopping dates like Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas, to name just a few, it may be hard to find time to conduct proper analysis to identify security issues in your e-commerce platform and allocate the necessary development resources to fix them. A challenge that becomes even bigger in a scenario where attacks change constantly, and new threats are born every minute.

How to protect your e-commerce

Fortunately, there is a way to ensure the security of your e-commerce infrastructure without affecting the continuity of your business: Azion’s Edge Computing Platform. By utilizing this platform, you can implement the same security solutions big retailers use without modifying your applications. 

Among other features, your e-commerce security infrastructure should have:

Web Application Firewall (WAF): Attacks like SQL injection (SQLi) and Cross Site Scripting (XSS) are some of the techniques used by cybercriminals to gain unauthorized access to your e-commerce platform and consumer data stored within, including personal information and credit card data.

Using a scoring-based threat detection approach, which is more precise than signature-based detection used in other e-commerce security solutions, our WAF will protect your infrastructure against these and other security threats ranked in the “Top 10” by the Open Worldwide Application Security Project (OWASP).

DDoS Protection: DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks are an easy way to take down a website. With one command line, criminals can order vast networks of malware-infected computers (botnets) to flood a victim, such as your online commerce, with malicious traffic, making it impossible to respond to legitimate requests from your customers. 

Unfortunately for online merchants, botnets have become a commodity that can be rented by anyone with just a few hundred dollars, and the effects of these attacks can be so devastating that the mere threat of a DDoS attack on a high-volume date, like Black Friday, is used by criminals as an extortion tool.

All Azion customers benefit from integrated protection against DDoS attacks targeting their applications. With 100% SLA guarantee, it can instantly block the most common types of attacks, allowing only legitimate requests to pass through. Additionally, it can be configured in less than 10 minutes.

Scalability: The distributed architecture of an edge computing platform also helps to protect against DDoS attacks. With over 100 edge locations worldwide, Azion not only places your applications and data closer to your customers (the end-user) but also acts as a protective shield.

In the event of a cyberattack, the edge location closest to the attack’s starting point is responsible for intercepting it. This ensures that cyber threats are always neutralized away from your origin infrastructure without impacting legitimate traffic.

Better observability: An effective security strategy must include a focus on observability. The collection and real-time analysis of data are essential to build a complete picture of the security threats that are already lurking in your infrastructure and identify behaviors and trends that may pose future risks.

Our Data Stream solution makes the data generated by your applications on our platform transparent and observable. This allows you to connect this data to your preferred analysis tools, such as a SIEM, converting it into metrics and visualizations that offer important insights for your business strategy. The data generated by Data Stream is compatible with stream ingestion services such as Apache Kafka, Google BigQuery, S3, Splunk, Elasticsearch, IBM QRadar, Kinesis Data Firehose, Datadog, and others.

Compliance with international security standards: When your customers make an online transaction, they trust you with precious information, such as personal data or credit card numbers. Protecting this information is not only a matter of upholding this trust: in many places, it is a matter of law, such as in the European Union (with the GDPR, General Data Protection Regulation).

Azion’s Edge Computing Platform assistis you overcoming this challenge by meeting rigorous international security, availability, and privacy requirements. Additionally, it complies with SOC 2, SOC 3, and PCI DSS 4.0 certifications.

SOC 2 is a standard for audits and reporting procedures developed by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) to ensure that service providers take the necessary steps to maintain data security and privacy. SOC 3 provides more transparency in compliance, making information about our internal security and availability controls accessible to customers.

PCI DSS 4.0 (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) defines the international security requirements necessary for payment gateways and their service providers to operate reliably, adequately protecting their technology systems, as well as their customers’ data and operations. This certification extends to all of our edge solutions and covers customer data processed and stored at each of our edge locations.

Conclusion

Enhance the security of your e-commerce for the next big shopping date right now. Sign-up for a free trial, or talk to our experts to learn more.

References

eCommerce - Worldwide | Statista Market Forecast
Cybercrime Report | LexisNexis Risk Solutions

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